About

This clip comes from a 2011 episode of the NBC sitcom30 Rock.In it, the character Jenna is set to go on an audition forGossip Girl,mistakenly thinking that she is reading the part of the college freshman when she is actually being called in to read for the part of the mother. While coming from a comedic sitcom, the clip reflects the real world experience not just of Hollywood actresses, but of many women in other professions throughout society.

Discussion

At the end of the scene, Jenna screams in horror – should the aging process be something that is embraced by women or scene as something to be battled against?

What are some of the social and professional factors that influence how women perceive the value of getting older?